Job 34:35
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New International Version
Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.'

New Living Translation
'Job speaks out of ignorance; his words lack insight.'

English Standard Version
‘Job speaks without knowledge; his words are without insight.’

Berean Study Bible
‘Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.’

New American Standard Bible
'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

King James Bible
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

Christian Standard Bible
"Job speaks without knowledge; his words are without insight."

Contemporary English Version
that you are speaking nonsense and lack good judgment.

Good News Translation
that Job is speaking from ignorance and that nothing he says makes sense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Job speaks without knowledge; his words are without insight."

International Standard Version
Job has been speaking from his own ignorance, and what he has to say lacks insight!

NET Bible
that Job speaks without knowledge and his words are without understanding.

New Heart English Bible
'Job speaks without knowledge. His words are without wisdom.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
'Job speaks without knowledge. His words show no insight.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without discernment.'

New American Standard 1977
‘Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without prudence.

King James 2000 Bible
Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

American King James Version
Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

American Standard Version
Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Job hath spoken foolishly, and his words sound not discipline.

Darby Bible Translation
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were not with intelligence.

English Revised Version
Job speaketh without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

World English Bible
'Job speaks without knowledge. His words are without wisdom.'

Young's Literal Translation
Job -- not with knowledge doth he speak, And his words are not with wisdom.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
34Men of understanding will declare to me, and the wise men who hear me will say: 35‘Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.’ 36If only Job were tried to the utmost for answering like a wicked man.…
Cross References
Job 34:34
Men of understanding will declare to me, and the wise men who hear me will say:

Job 35:16
So Job opens his mouth in vain and multiplies words without knowledge."

Job 38:2
"Who is this who obscures My counsel by words without knowledge?

Treasury of Scripture

Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

Job 13:2 What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you.

Job 15:2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Job 35:16 Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplies words without …

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Job 42:3 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I …







Verse 35. - Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom; literally, not in wisdom. The words intended are, of course, those in which Job has seemed to tax God with injustice (see the comment on ver. 9). Job hath spoken without knowledge,.... Not that Job was an ignorant man, either in things natural or divine; but in this point, about the chastening hand of God upon him, he had said some things which betrayed lack of knowledge, as in Job 34:5;

and his words were without wisdom; Job was not destitute of human wisdom, nor of spiritual wisdom, but no man is wise at all times; some things had dropped from him which savoured of folly and ignorance, and which he afterwards was convinced of, and confessed with shame, Job 40:4; being charged by the Lord himself with what he is here by Elihu, Job 38:2; and it may be observed, that Elihu does not charge Job with being a wicked man, as his three friends did, but as having spoken unadvisedly with lips, under his chastening circumstances, and which he labours to convince him of. 34:31-37 When we reprove for what is amiss, we must direct to what is good. Job's friends would have had him own himself a wicked man. Let will only oblige him to own that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips. Let us, in giving reproof, not make a matter worse than it is. Elihu directs Job to humble himself before God for his sins, and to accept the punishment. Also to pray to God to discover his sins to him. A good man is willing to know the worst of himself; particularly, under affliction, he desires to be told wherefore God contends with him. It is not enough to be sorry for our sins, but we must go and sin no more. And if we are affectionate children, we shall love to speak with our Father, and to tell him all our mind. Elihu reasons with Job concerning his discontent under affliction. We are ready to think every thing that concerns us should be just as we would have it; but it is not reasonable to expect this. Elihu asks whether there was not sin and folly in what Job said. God is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works, Ps 145:17. The believer saith, Let my Saviour, my wise and loving Lord, choose every thing for me. I am sure that will be wisest, and the best for his glory and my good.
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